“THE FIRST AAAA: A NEW DAY FOR SURFING,” BY DREW KAMPION (1968)

SURFER ran this article in the July 1968 issue, when editor-to-be Drew Kampion was still a mere stringer. The Santa Cruz was held on the weekend of April 6-7, at the Rivermouth. SURFER went big on the coverage (seven pages; the Duke Invitational, held a few months earlier, got just six), because this was the…